Tantowi grew up drawing and designing. Now she makes videos for a living and loves every second of it.
Several people want to quit their jobs. The internet is overflowing with young entrepreneurs claiming how easy it is to quit your job, work at home and make tons of money online or offline. The best part is that it's all online. So, all you have to do is start a blog or YouTube channel, monetize it with Google AdSense, BingAds or other ad networks and just wait for the money to roll in or so they say. Now, honestly speaking, this doesn't mean they are lying. It's not their fault either they just don't have the right information and aren't aware of what exactly happens behind the scenes when you are working from home. But you know not every entrepreneur is going to succeed.
I get it. You're not happy in your current job or you're sick of being told what to do at work. I've been there. You've thought about quitting before, but the thought of losing your income or health insurance has stopped you. So what can you do? Before you quit your job, let me tell you why you should not quit your job now.
If You're Happy Where You're At, Don't Quit
Your salary has steadily increased, you are happy with the work and your coworkers, and you have good benefits, then you have a strong case for staying at your current job.
Many people quit their jobs for the reason of spending more time with family or to pursue a particular interest. Such thinking is often fraught with dire consequences, however. If you are unhappy at your job, you should not dissolve the relationship and seek other employment opportunities. It is possible to maintain a positive working relationship with a member of your team or your workplace.
Nothing is better than watching your salary increase each month while your expenses remain the same. If you quit now, where will you find a job if the economy takes a turn for the worse again? Before leaving your job, you should think carefully. Take a look at your options. Can you find a similar position within 60 days that offers the same benefits and pays more than your current position? If not, then stay in your current job.
The Grass Isn't Greener on the Other Side
Have you ever heard of the grass is greener on the other side? It’s a common saying that means what we desire is never satisfied. We want more because we always think there’s something better elsewhere.
Thus, the temptation to look for another job is very great. But it's important not to quit your current job just because you're hungry for more money or excited about the prospect of getting a new job. It's easy to get disillusioned with other careers. The demands on your time, attention, energy, and emotions can be overwhelming if you don't have the financial foundation or skills. Focus on your current job, in which you have invested your emotions and energy indirectly. During this time, you can learn new skills and interests at your current job. If you do that, perhaps your career will improve.
Start a Business While You're Working Your Day Job
Why would you start a business while working your main job? Because this could be a great opportunity for you. You need both the skills you already have and the skills needed to run a business to be truly successful. You need to divide your time between your main job and your side business. You can earn additional income while working a day job. Because you have to handle your personal business and your main job, this is often a lot less stressful than usual. However, anyone who works hard and is passionate about their work would like to see it pay off.
The decision to start a business while working is a choice, not a necessity. Decide on the right operating strategy after you divide your energy and focus, then find the right equipment. Taking any of these steps greatly increases your chances of success. The right business idea doesn't have to be difficult to find. If you are willing to do some research, you can do this easily. Compiling the parts you need and implementing them in a good way will allow you to start your own small business and make money. As a result, you have additional income in addition to your main job income. It's a lot of fun, isn't it?
Build Skills While You're Working Your Day Job
Many people quit their jobs to pursue their hobbies and passions. However, in the long run, this approach can cripple your finances. It's easy to believe that you have enough money in the bank to support yourself and your lifestyle. When they stop working for a living, many people don't have the skills or experience necessary to run a successful business. A person who quits his job admits that he lacks the skills. They will be confused about what to do. Meanwhile, they are still learning their skills, but need money to survive. Aren't you afraid to be like that? As a result, try to acquire new skills in your main job. What skills have I not honed that could help my career and open up business opportunities outside of work? Once you have determined which skills to develop, you should learn and improve them. You will open up new opportunities in the career or business you want to start. Even if you do not get paid right away for what you do after working hard to hone your skills, at least get the value from it. Sometimes it's a sign that you need to think outside the box to do something that's never been done before.
Is It Okay to Quit a Job?
The answer is definitely yes. There are millions of people who are too afraid to quit their miserable jobs. No one can be forced to work against their will. As with life, sometimes work doesn't go as planned. When leaving your current job feels liberating, do it.
There's Nothing Wrong With Quitting When...
- You already have the next job lined up.
- You can afford to be out of work for a bit.
- Know in your heart that it is time to go.
- The money is not good enough.
- The job demands too much of your time.
- You are constantly working.
- It does not match your personality.
- The company is shady.
- Your boss is a shady character.
- You aren't utilizing your skills.
- You don't enjoy working with clients, and it takes away from your passion for the job.
- Your bank account has enough money for you to live comfortably until you are old.
- Your business is doing well.
- You have at least three sources of income.
- You have an extensive investment in stocks, bonds, or another type of investment.
Sometimes we need to take a step back and take a breath before we take actions that will shape our future. Think about where you are in your career and what you want from it. Look back at your accomplishments and successes. Is it all about the money? Was it all about the status? Is it all about the lack of control? If so, then you need to re-evaluate where you are. Just because you've decided to pursue a new career path doesn't mean you have to quit your current job. Just because your boss tells you to stop working something doesn't mean you have to follow through on it. Good luck.
This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.
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